Banged Up Bears Head To Sycamores

Published 01/14 2014 05:42PM

Updated 01/14 2014 10:03PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The injury to Marcus Marshall comes at a difficult time for the Bears.

After losing a heartbreaker at home to nationally ranked Wichita State, the Bears will hit the road.

Missouri State playing at Indiana State Wednesday night and at Northern Iowa Saturday.

The Sycamores are tied with the Shockers for first place in the Valley at 4-0.

And Northern Iowa is right behind them at 3-1.

Missouri State coach Paul Lusk says the Bears will turn to sophomore Dorrian Williams and freshman Devon Thomas to pick up the slack.

The two game swing will start against the Sycamores.

"It'll give a chance for Dorrian and Devon our other point guards to step up," said Bears senior Jarmar Gulley.  "I think they're ready.  We'll just wait until tomorrow to see what happens.  That's basketball, injuries happen like that everyday.  We just have to stay strong and continue to play hard."

"We tasted how good we can be," said Bears senior Nathan Scheer.  "And how we can compete with the top teams in the Valley.  We know where we can be at the end of the season if we get our minds right and do what we need to do."

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